When the GOP Had Integrity

One of the many questions provoked by the “open letter” 47 Republican Senators published last week to try to wreck the multinational effort led...

Sen. Benjamin Cardin…Congress Acts to Protect ‘Main Street’ from Wall Street

Congress recently passed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, legislation that will protect consumers, investors and taxpayers by ensuring the financial services...

4-H Adopts an Urban Style

Meet Damien, a middle school student from Baltimore City.  Damien is sitting sideways in a chair nestled in a sunny corner of a schools’...

DON’T GIVE UP THE FIGHT

TriceEdney – Our Jamaican brother, Bob Marley, made a lot of meaningful songs that we would do well to revisit today. A masterpiece of...

Ezrah Aharone…The New “We the People”

July 4 marked 234 years of U.S. independence. And although America’s ongoing “melting pot experiment” is theoretically unbiased to Blacks, Latinos and Muslims, the...

Court Vindicates Black Lawmakers

The recent ruling by Federal District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake declaring the Maryland practice of unnecessary academic program duplication between Historical Black Institutions...

Martin Luther King, Jr’s last crusade

In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who at the age of 39 was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968, the...

Charter Schools Boost Education

As public school students begin a new school year, they do so to an array of educational choice that is the strongest in decades—perhaps...

Baltimore City Needs Smarter Solutions for Bridging the Digital Divide

It’s 2015 and Baltimoreans still don’t have access to high-speed Internet. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently issued the Smarter City Task Force Broadband Report, detailing...

Passionate About the Wrong Things

I was in a cab just the other day when the driver chided me for not knowing football. He was a big Redskins (I...

Lynching Young Black Boys Without Ropes and Trees

Recently in Chicago, a city where only 9 percent of 8th-grade Black boys reads proficiently and where thousands of Black boys have been killed...

Rev. Al Sharpton…Let’s Reclaim the Dream on Aug. 28

(NNPA) - Forty-seven years ago, our nation was in the midst of uncertainty, trepidation, fear, frustration, anger and unrest.  Forty-seven years ago, we were...